Security, risks and infrastructure protection

Project description

The research project addresses major natural and human-induced hazards associated with extreme events, such as blast and impact (induced by accident or acts of terrorism), earthquakes, freak waves and tsunamis. The ultimate objective is to develop technologies which contribute to mitigating disasters immediately following such extreme events and facilitating the process of recovery. The long-term research strategy is to : (i) develop modelling techniques for simulating extreme events to assist in emergency responses and to identify conditions that are at high risk, (ii) develop technologies for retrofitting existing infrastructure in mitigating potential disasters (iii) develop new guidelines in planning, design and construction for improving the protection of our future infrastructure from extreme events, and (iv) develop effective logistic planning techniques to aid in the recovery process.

Project team

Leader: Nelson Lam

Staff: Priyan Mendis, Helen Goldsworthy, Lihai Zhang, Tuan Ngo, Cuong Kien Nguyen, Jack Yao, Elisa Lumantarna, Raymond Lumantarna,

Students: Yi Yang, Muneeb Ali, Ali Altheeb, Abdulrahman Albidah, Mohammad Fardipour, Hui Jiang, Vidal Paton Cole, Bidur Kafle, Hossein Agheshlui,Rojit Shahi

Collaborators: John Wilson (Swinburne University), Emad Gad (Swinburne University)

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Research Centre

Research Network for a Secure Australia (RNSA)


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Optimisation of resources and infrastructure


civil infrastructure; coherent structures; fluid structure interactions; infrastructure protection; spatial data infrastructure